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Sally Behm Spokane

Visitation for Sally L. Behm, 89, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Behm, who was born in Kvistbro, Sweden, died Wednesday.

In 1929 she married Richard Behm Sr.

Together they purchased the Valley Creamery in 1950 and it then became Behm’s Valley Creamery.

They retired in 1973 and then built Behm’s Center in Dishman.

Mrs. Behm was a member of the Business Women’s Professional Club, the Lady Lions, the Brotherhood of Friends and Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Her husband died in September.

Survivors include a son, Richard Behm Jr. of Spokane; a daughter, Carol Elliott of Valleyford; a brother, John Larson of St. Paul, Minn.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Center.

Genevieve Felts Spokane

Funeral Mass for Genevieve M. Felts, 89, is set for 10 a.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Felts, who was an 88-year Spokane resident, died Wednesday.

She was born in Victor, Colo., and graduated in 1926 from Lewis and Clark High School.

Mrs. Felts was a homemaker and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

She is survived by a son, Roger Felts of Spokane; a daughter, Ellen Turnbull of Portland; and a grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Floyd Vrolson Spokane

Graveside service for Floyd Vrolson, 84, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Riverside Memorial Park. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Vrolson, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Tuesday.

He graduated in 1931 from Lewis and Clark High School, and worked in various fields of occupation.

He is survived by a sister-in-law, Harriet Vrolson of Spokane; a niece, Carol Lewis, and nephew, John Vrolson, both of Spokane.

Bertha Diskin Seattle

Service for Bertha Diskin, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

Mrs. Diskin, who was born in Navazipkov, Russia, died Wednesday.

She moved to the United States at the age of two and lived and worked in New York before moving to the Northwest during the 1930s.

In 1939 she married Albert Diskin.

They lived for a short while in Lewiston, Idaho, and then moved to Spokane.

Mrs. Diskin was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Girl Scouts, Spokane Symphony, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Sisterhood Spokane Hadassah and B’nai B’rith Women.

Mrs. Diskin moved to Seattle eight years ago.

Her husband died in 1961.

Survivors include a daughter, Marsha Mesher; a sister, Harriett Margolis; a brother, Louis Leskin; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Shalom or The Kline Galland Home, 7500 Seward Park Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98118.

Logan ‘Dave’ Killworth Spokane

Vigil service for Logan “Dave” Killworth, 74, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Killworth, who was born in Miles City, Mont., died Nov. 15.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Killworth had been a resident of Spokane since 1949. He was owner and operator of a Farmers Insurance agency for 30 years.

He was a member of St. Charles Parish, the Elks, Eagles and Moose lodges and Knights of Columbus. He was a Boy Scout leader and coached youth sports teams.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Faye; three daughters, Claudette Young and Adair Rose, both of Spokane, and Marney Fisher of Bellevue, Wash.; two brothers, Tom and Pat Killworth, both of Sheridan, Wyo.; a sister, Kathleen Glenn of Orange County, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

James Reis Post Falls

No service will be held for James Reis, 61, at his request. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Reis, who was born in Ross, Calif., died Wednesday.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and moved to Post Falls from California in 1969.

Mr. Reis worked as a welder and machinist.

Survivors include a son, David Reis of Spokane; a daughter, Cheri Barton of Pullman; two brothers, Joseph Reis of San Jacinto, Calif., and John Reis of Novato, Calif.; a sister, Nancy Kattner of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and a grandson.

Joseph Gustafson Spokane

Service for Joseph O. Gustafson, 28, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Church in the Wildwood in Deer Park. Burial will follow at the Elk (Wash.) Cemetery No. 1. Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gustafson, who was born in Payson City, Utah, died Saturday or Sunday from multiple stab wounds.

He worked for Lee’s Auto Air in Hillyard.

He is survived by his father, Brian Gustafson of Spokane; his mother, Karen Doll of Deer Park; six brothers, Michale and Donald Randall, Gene Midkiff and Bill Bingle, all of Spokane, Job Gustafson of Elk, and Justin Slawson of Deer Park; three sisters, Barbara VanWinkle of Spokane, Corrine Rogers of Nine Mile Falls and Bobbi Jo Winslow of Seattle; and his grandmother, Katherene Banning of Stockton, Calif.

Magdalene Hambley Spokane

Memorial service for Magdalene I. Hambley, 88, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at the Millwood Community Presbyterian Church. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hambley, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Nov. 11.

She worked as a bookkeeper for True’s Oil Company.

Mrs. Hambley was a member of the JoAnna Circle, Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, Valley Hospital Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by four nieces, Gloria Jensen of Bellevue, Wash., Isabel Walker of Ephrata, Wash., Evelyn Smith of Mesa, Ariz., and Mary Ferrucci of Puyallup, Wash.; and three nephews, Alex and Bob Katlow and Mel Hambley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospital Foundation, the Millwood Community Presbyterian Church or the Grand Lodge of Zenith, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402.

Vada Holling Waverly, Wash.

Graveside service for Vada Holling, 85, will be at 11 a.m. today at the International Order of Odd Fellows Evergreen Cemetery in Rosalia, Wash. Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Holling, who was born in Warden, Wash., died Tuesday.

She worked in various occupations and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.

Her husband, William, died in 1972.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Mattheis of Waverly; two sisters, Gertrude Darrah of Tonasket, Wash., and Phyllis Mundt of Fairfield; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield Good Samaritan Center or Shriners Hospital for Children.

Margaret Sorensen Spokane

Funeral service for Margaret I. Sorensen, 83, will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Entombment will follow at Riverside Mausoleum. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sorensen, a Spokane resident for 55 years, died Tuesday.

She was born in Birerman, N.D.

Mrs. Sorenson was a secretary for School District 81.

She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Her husband, Floyd, died in 1984.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane McCollim of Anacortes, Wash.; a son, Dunny Sorensen of Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, Gus Soderling of Montana and Charles Soderling of California; four sisters, Jerry Darling of Idaho, Peggy LaCount of Indiana, Dorothy Jefferies of British Columbia, and Eva Olson of Montana; and five grandchildren.

Helen Seek Spokane

Graveside service for Helen P. Seek, 89, will be at 2 p.m. today at Riverside Memorial Park. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Seek, a lifetime resident of Spokane, died Wednesday.

She worked as an office manager for a heavy machinery company.

Mrs. Seek was a member of the Civic Theater, Bel Canto Signing Group and had played piano in dance bands.

Her husband of 50 years, Leroy, died in 1986.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Seek of Spokane and Richard Seek of Issaquah, Wash.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

, DataTimes



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